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State makes case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber

Boston - Prosecutors rested Monday after presenting bloody images and testimony about them in their case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Woman accused of scamming fund set up for Boston bombing victims

Jamaica Plain - A Massachusetts woman has been indicted for allegedly fraudulently obtaining $8,000 from a fund set up for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013, and for obtaining thousands more from other fundraising sources, officials said on Thursday.

Judge in Canada releases video of cop kicking homeless man down

A judge presiding over the case of a police officer in Regina, Sask. who kicked a homeless man to the ground released a video of the incident today. The homeless man, who hit his head on concrete, appeared to be moving aggressively toward the officer.

Official: S.F. jail inmates forced into 'gladiator-style' fights

San Francisco - San Francisco Sheriff's deputies allegedly forced inmates at a county jail to engage in "gladiator-style" fights, betting on the outcomes and threatening violence, including rape, as punishment for prisoners who refused to participate.

'Worst' serial rapist in Honduran history captured in Mexico

Tegucigalpa - A Honduran man serving time for raping more than 40 woman and under-aged girls has been captured in Mexico after escaping from prison in his country.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Bacon-obsessed woman convicted in McDonald's shooting

Grand Rapids - After just one hour of deliberating, a jury in Michigan concluded that a woman who fired a shot into a McDonald's after employees twice forgot to put bacon on her hamburger was guilty of firing at the building intentionally.

Detroit woman says she killed children to stop abuse

Detroit - Mitchelle Blair, the Detroit mother who was arrested March 24 in connection with the deaths of two of her children found in a freezer in the home the family was being evicted from, has admitted to killing the two children, according to Detroit police.

Alleged kidnapping in Northern California was hoax, police say

Vallejo - This week’s reported kidnapping for ransom of a Bay Area woman was a hoax, California and federal authorities said Wednesday.

Beer Brake: Driver of Semi hauling beer in Canada busted for DUI

Driving under the influence is an awful crime and nothing about it is funny. So there isn't any humour in this story but there is irony. It is the story of a truck driver hauling a trailer full of beer - who got hauled over for drunk driving.

Deadly synthetic drug seized for the first time in Edmonton

Edmonton - A drug bust by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) have seized close to 2000 fentanyl pills from the streets of Edmonton.

Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed

Rome - An Italian prosecutor told the country's top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox's conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach".

Detroit mother arrested after two kids found in freezer

Detroit - Detroit police made a "terrible find" when they tried to carry out an eviction notice on a woman in a unit of the Martin Luther King Apartments in the 800 block of St. Aubin Street. The bodies of a boy and a girl were found in a chest freezer.

12-yr-old girl tried to poison mother for taking away her iPhone

Boulder - Police said on Friday that they have detained a 12-year-old girl in Boulder, Colorado for allegedly attempting twice to kill her mother by spiking her drinks with bleach because she took her iPhone away.

Amanda Knox faces extradition battle if Italy upholds murder conviction

Rome - Italy's top court will review American Amanda Knox's conviction Wednesday in the gory murder of a British student, potentially opening the door to a fierce extradition battle in a case that has riveted the world.

How whistleblowers exposed critical lapses at VA Department

The Veterans Administration failed far too many soldiers and former soldiers, and it was whistleblowers at many locations that brought these gaffes to light.

Six charged in France for holding woman as sex slave

Strasbourg - Six men and women were charged for the rape and torture of a young woman allegedly held as a sex slave in France for more than a month, beaten and forced to engage in bestiality.

Toronto-area police officer shot, another stabbed, civilian dead

Toronto - Two Toronto-area police officers were wounded and one male civilian killed in a violent incident in Mississauga on Friday night. At least one other civilian was injured. Police say they are not seeking any suspects.

Texas Bar: Prosecutor hid evidence of executed man's innocence

Austin - The State Bar of Texas has filed a formal accusation of misconduct against a former prosecutor who allegedly withheld crucial evidence that could have proven the innocence of a man who was executed for murdering his three daughters in 2004.
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